Dr. Michael Danesh-Meyer
Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Michael Danesh-Meyer gained his undergraduate degree (BDS) and Masters of Dentistry (MDS) in periodontics, with distinction, at Otago University, School of Dentistry.
He is in specialist practice limited to periodontics, dental implant therapy and hard and soft tissue reconstruction at the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics in Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to establishing the Institute, he was Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontology and Associate Scientist in the Laboratory for Applied Periodontal and Craniofacial Regeneration at Temple University, School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, USA. Dr Danesh-Meyer is also Founder and Director of the Dental Education Continuum which provides continuing dental education and training through the Auckland Clinical Training Centre.
He is president of the Specialist Division of the New Zealand Society of Periodontology, Founder of the Auckland Dental Implant Forums and was the program chair of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) 2003 biannual scientific congress. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, American Academy of Periodontology and Foundation member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Danesh-Meyer runs regular continuing education courses in implant dentistry, hard and soft tissue regeneration and periodontics, which includes hand-on and live surgical demonstrations in both New Zealand & Australia. He has been involved in applied research in the fields of periodontal regeneration and the application of rhBMP-2 in guided bone regeneration. He lectures extensively through New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific and has published over 30 articles, a book chapter and DVD.
Dr Michael Danesh-Meyer returned to New Zealand in 2000 following two years in the USA where he was Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontology and Associate Scientist in the Laboratory for Applied Periodontal and Cranio-facial Regeneration at Temple University, School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. While in the USA, he was involved teaching implant dentistry and periodontics at postgraduate level.
Dr Danesh-Meyer has been involved in pre-clinical and clinical research involving guided tissue regeneration/guided bone regeneration and dental implants since 1991, he has authored numerous scientific articles, and lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to implant dentistry and tissue regeneration therapy.
Most recently, he has been involved in research using Bone Morphogenic Proteins (BMP's) for periodontal and alveolar regeneration. Since returning to New Zealand, Dr Danesh-Meyer founded the Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics in Newmarket, Auckland.
Dr Danesh-Meyer graduated with his BDS (with credit) and MDS (with distinction) from University of Otago, School of Dentistry in Dunedin. He worked as a specialist in dental implants and periodontics in Dunedin and Christchurch prior to his departure to the USA.
He lectures extensively, both nationally and internationally and presents numerous hands-on training programs including live surgical demonstrations on the topics of dental implants and advanced periodontal therapies including regenerative techniques.
Dr Danesh-Meyer is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Past-President of the Auckland Implant Study Group, and formerly the Secretary of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (NZ). He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, Foundation member of the NZ Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry, International Academy of Periodontology, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is a voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Temple University in the USA. He is the founder of the Auckland Dental Implant Forums.
Dr Danesh-Meyer is a specialist in Dental Implants and Periodontology and has been performing dental implant surgery for well over a decade. He presently uses Branemark, Replace Select, NobelPerfect, NobelDirect and NobelGuide systems, Straumman (ITI) and 3i and AstraTech Implant systems in his clinical practice.